Objectives of the conference are:

  1. Provide opportunity for participants to review progress and discuss the state of knowledge and practice in the priority areas for development in-line with Sustainable Development Goals, Africa’s development goals, as well as the national development goals of different countries.
  2. Create a forum for participants to identify solutions for the gaps in the prioritized research theme and sub-themes.
  3. Provide opportunity for the academia, private sector, government and other stakeholders to identify measures to bolster training, research, innovation and policy making to accelerate development in Africa.
  4. Strengthen interaction, networking, collaborations and linkages for inclusive and sustainable development.
  5. Promote and widely disseminate research findings, thus enhancing their international visibility